Friday, 24 June 2011
What I will say, however, is that the man is a consumate showman, and extremely good at what he does. I love the way that, as a sceptic, he shares with the audience some of how he achieves these feats. And yet we still all sat there amazed at his insight, perspicacity, and just the sheer detail he managed to come up with in "reading" people.
There was also a section of what was basically hypnosis, and my Dear One decided to try it to see if he was suggestible. I think I could have told him it wouldn't work - his wandsy sense of values melds with pentacley stubbornness and practicality, not the right mix at all for going along with others and allowing his unconscious to take over his mind and body! Still, he delighted in Derren's turns of phrase, and wasn't disappointed at not having to go up on stage to take part in the show.
As the show drew to a close, we couldn't believe that it was over already - not that it was short, just mesmerising :D If anyone has the chance to see this show, either live or on DVD, I'd highly recommend it.
For those who don't know what I'm talking about, here is a clip of him at a charity event:
Illustrations: The Magician from the Gay Tarot by Lee Bursten and Antonella Platano, and The Devil from Ciro Marchetti's forthcoming Gilded Tarot Royale.